Download D B Ruderman : The Idea of Infancy in Nineteenth-Century British Poetry: Romanticism, Subjectivity, Form books

The Idea of Infancy in Nineteenth-Century British Poetry: Romanticism, Subjectivity, Form D B Ruderman - (Rating: 2 - 0 votes)

The Idea of Infancy in Nineteenth-Century British Poetry: Romanticism, Subjectivity, Form

- This book radically refigures the conceptual and formal significance of childhood in nineteenth-century English poetry. By theorizing infancy as a poetics as well as a space of continual beginning, Ruderman shows how it allowed poets access to inchoate, uncanny, and mutable forms of subjectivity and art. While recent historicist studies have documented the "freshness of experience" childhood confers on 19th-century poetry and culture, this book draws on new formalist and psychoanalytic perspectives to rethink familiar concepts such as immortality, the sublime, and the death drive as well as forms and genres such as the pastoral, the ode, and the ballad. Ruderman establishes that infancy emerges as a unique structure of feeling simultaneously with new theories of lyric poetry at the end of the eighteenth century. He then explores the intertwining of poetic experimentation and infancy in Wordsworth, Anna Barbauld, Blake, Coleridge, Erasmus Darwin, Sara Coleridge, Shelley, Matthew Arnold, Tennyson, and Augusta Webster. Each chapter addresses and analyzes a specific moment in a writers' work, moments of tenderness or mourning, birth or death, physical or mental illness, when infancy is analogized, eulogized, or theorized. Moving between canonical and archival materials, and combining textual and inter-textual reading, metrical and prosodic analysis, and post-Freudian psychoanalytic theory, the book shows how poetic engagements with infancy anticipate psychoanalytic and phenomenological (i.e. modern) ways of being in the world. Ultimately, Ruderman suggests that it is not so much that we return to infancy as that infancy returns (obsessively, compulsively) in us. This book shows how by tracking changing attitudes towards the idea of infancy, one might also map the emotional, political, and aesthetic terrain of nineteenth-century culture. It will be of interest to scholars in the areas of British romanticism and Victorianism, as well as 19th-century American literature and culture, histories of childhood, and representations of the child from art historical, cultural studies, and literary perspectives.

Infancy begins the moment financial risk has been undertaken and the Founder quits her paying job, signs the loan documents or promises 40% of the company to outside ..., Blockchain based platform which operates gold-backed cryptoassets GOLD., The Gospel of James, also known as the Infancy Gospel of James or the Protoevangelium of James, is an apocryphal Gospel probably written about AD 145, which expands ..., A Biblically based commentary on current issues that impact you. The Danger of Perpetual Infancy. The Need To Study Scripture. by Bob DeWaay "Concerning him we have ..., ICQ is an instant messaging client that was first developed and popularized by the Israeli company Mirabilis in 1996. The name ICQ derives from the English phrase "I ..., Need More Reasons to Cosleep? If youre on the fence about continuing to share sleep with your little one past infancy, Id highly suggest reading Dr. Gordons ..., Mothers' Depression Can Go Well Beyond Children's Infancy. Many mothers continue to have depressive symptoms well into their child's youth, which can have lasting ..., Dravet syndrome (DS), previously known as severe myoclonic epilepsy in infancy (SMEI), is an epileptic encephalopathy that presents with prolonged seizures ..., "My exhaustion with the idea of Confederate is multiplied by the realization that this show is the brainchild of two white men who oversee a show that has few people ..., Experience plays a crucial role in the development of face processing. In the study reported here, we investigated how faces observed within the visual environment ...30082002 epub books 30082000 epub books